Block spam by IP address
We should be able to block specific IP addresses, as the scammers are flooding us with junk e-mails that have a bogus "sender address."
James Almeida commented
I'm all for it! Please make it happen Microsoft Engineer Team!
Steve w commented
Hey Office how does it feel to be outwitted and outsmarted by one group of spammers. You should be able to block he IP that this **** originates from. Maybe you should hire the engineers from Gmail. They don't seem to have the problem. Or are you just trying to get the users to upgrade to a paid service???
NEED TO BE ABLE TO BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESS NAMES WITH *** CONTENT
Certainly looking forward to w a way of blocking IP ranges and top level domains. Spam is exploding. The way spammers randomly change source IPs and domain names, it isn't useful to simply block individual IPs, addresses or domains. Constantly changing subject lines for the same spam and hiding info in images so there is nothing to block makes filtering impossible.
I get many spam emails from Russia and Hong Kong/China. As I have no work in these countries can it be possible to block all emails originating from a country. If it is optional then if I ever need to unblock, I can.
An user friendly, easy and fast way to block IP addresses from junk. Now we have to do it one by one entering each junk message, going into message source, copy paste the IP addresss, and then adding it to the block list. This takes ages. We should be able to somehow selct ALL messages and have a feature of BLOCK ALL IP addresses.
Will be great if there is an option to select multiple subscriptions to unsubscribe from or block. Most are mainly spam mailboxes and having to click through hundreds to unsubscribe from is quite tedious.
Tane Kim commented
I am constantly getting spam inside my inbox, but there is no way to block this scam currently, because
1. spammer keeps changing email address including its domain using auto email generator so that blocking the email does not work. (ex. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc)
2. the content and subject of the email keeps changing so that I cannot block the email by keywords.
But what I realized was, if I right click on email item and click "View Source" and see the html content, I see that this particular spammer uses particular html codes. But Outlook does not have a feature for me to block email using that html codes! I am keep getting spam from this particular spammer, but blocking by html codes is the only way to block this particular spammer.
Is there anything the Outllook engineers can do to block these domain extensions?
Instead of just blocking emails or domain names is it possible to have "Block Sender by IP" button / option instead of copy and pasting via message source to block sender?
Richard Rogers commented
These complaints have been going on for years. They keep saying they're going to fix it soon...
I suggest they're not going to do it.
The outlook email address of my husband (email@example.com) is blocked since 1 week and it always refers to "usage limit exceeded". He has to have access to the email address because it is a extremely important part of his work.
Obviously some criminals used his email address for scam messages. How can we secure the email address to exclude any incorrect use? Please help us today to sort the problem out. Thank you.
TLD-blocking has LONG been requested. It's no good MS intercepting as SPAM, dumping the garbage in our SPAM folder, when the TLD (i.e., .club), is being used as a public spam-toilet, and WE cannot put a "DELETE THIS dot-club GARBAGE" Rule in place..... Yet again REQUESTING (nice wording) "APPLY RULES TO SPAM NOT JUST INBOX!"
Allow blocking of domains by entering a range of IP addresses and/or allow users to block any emails when the authentication fails such as the following from an email's message source I received ( Authentication-Results: spf=fail (sender IP is 18.104.22.168)).
Why not have a block sender IP button on email or easy access.. (aka blocking spf=pass (sender IP is 22.214.171.124)
...that is what we have to do to block spammers. If someone is phising that IP should be able to be blocked and not the email as it might be a cloaked email you want to receive, it will make it a lot easier. Took me 10 minutes to block 5 emails... Could be a lot simpler, thanks
Andreas Viasson commented
What on earth have you done with the exclusive filter that pushes all messages into the junkmail except from other than known and authorized to enter the inbox. This is rediculous. Outlook is really down the drain. You also need to reenable the pure text format and source so one can catch the IP's from the senders and block/forbid them at the source mail.
Dawn Ackley commented
The instructions given below doe not work with IP addresses. I was given those directions by customer support and tried it, and when it didn't work they suggested I leave feedback here. What my previous comment said was I am getting p o r n with my own email address attached to it Please take care of this so we don't have to see filth with our own name on it. Thanks.
Dawn Ackley commented
I am getting **** and other garbage with my own email address attached to it, and the program refuses to block it because it has my own email address as the sender. Can you change the blocking filter to include the IP address, which will take care of this issue.
Why are we NOT allowed to see headers and report spammers? You SYSTEM is grossly inadequate for fighting SCAMMERS who own and rule the damned internet. Give me a menu OPTION in junk mail to VIEW RAW material ASCI or whatever it takes to get the IP of the SCAMMER's network for reporting originating IP. I want to be able to copy it WITHOUT the risk of malware and report it to SPAMCOP.
xegiz hotmail commented
126.96.36.199 *** ad
188.8.131.52 *** ad
184.108.40.206 *** ad
please block these incessant spammers/or teach me how to block IP addresses.
why did you change me interface? you did not have permission to do so
- Allow specified keywords to cover all areas of the email at once (Sender, Subject, Body)
- Allow domains to be blocked instead of just emails
-- For example, blocking everything ending in: .club
- IP Address
-- Allow any emails being sent from an IP or partial IP to be blocked